93 points Vinous
"The 2018 Chardonnay The Bombardier H. Klopp Vineyard is the most complete of the Chardonnays in this range. This fruit seems ideally suited to the Ernest house style. Bright, bold and punchy, the 2018 is bursting at the seams with character. All the elements come together in a beautifully structured, translucent Chardonnay. Mt. Eden clone Chardonnay on fine Goldridge sandy loam works so well here. Citrus, dried flower and crushed rocks all open as the wine shows off its breadth."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Winery: On Hahn Lane in West Sonoma County, the father/daughter team of Ted Klopp and Lauren Klopp Williams developed a vineyard devoted entirely to four clones of Chardonnay. The Sebastopol Hills location, at 250ft in elevation, delivers cool, coastal fog and the finest Goldridge sandy loam soil. Tasting Notes: A color akin to white gold with bright silver hue. Clear minerality, unripe white peach, Asian pear, and a note of brioche on the nose. An abundance of minerals and acidity laced with tart, juicy citrus, sweet apple and pear marry with balanced creaminess and lingers for a long finish.